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Preliminary results for Bigfork and Swan River trustees

| May 15, 2024 12:00 AM

Preliminary results for the Bigfork and Swan River school trustee election last week showed incumbent Dan Elwell as top pick for representing the Bigfork High School and Swan River School in Bigfork, and Swan River School District had Linda Stewart and Curtis Wisman positioned to fill two trustee positions there.

Results are unofficial until canvassed by their respective school boards. The deadline for trustees to canvass votes, issue certificates of election and publish results is May 31. 

Unofficial election results are detailed below. 


Bigfork School District voters selected one trustee representing the high school and Swan River School.

Dan Elwell 239

Carrie Garber 69 

Ballots mailed —1,157 

Ballots returned — 310

Spoiled ballots — 2

Swan River School

Swan River School District voters chose two trustees.

Linda Stewart 170

Curtis Wisman 145

Josh Turner  143

Marcus Burleson  115

Ballots mailed — 1,153

Ballots cast — 317 ballots cast

Spoiled ballots — 3